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Boaz: The Generous Steward

By Catherine Durant | 8 October 2020 | Comments (4)

Whatever Boaz may have gone through in the time of famine, he was doing well as a landowner when we meet him in the Bible, despite the frequent wars and political upheaval of the time.

The pandemic has left some of us in a strangely better financial position than before: people who have been able to keep jobs but have far less expenses. Covid-19 has drawn even bigger gaps between those who are comfortable and those who are struggling and it can be overwhelming to see so much need around us.

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Ruth: A Strong Faith and a Generous Heart in Hard Times

By Catherine Durant | 24 September 2020 | Comments (4)

  • You might be in a Ruth position, having to humble yourself as your life has changed dramatically.
  • You might be in a Naomi position, struck by grief and depressed but holding on to your faith in God.
  • You might be in a Boaz position, needing to carefully think about how you use your resources to help others.

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10 Christian environmental organisations to support

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2019 | Comments (2)

If you’re looking to support Christian charities who are focused on looking after our planet, we’ve compiled a list of organisations for you to look into.

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Advent Unwrapped: what's it all about?

By Catherine Durant | 16 November 2018

At Stewardship, we always consider Advent to be the perfect time to think about generosity. There’s nothing more generous than God sending his son into the world for us.

Everyone knows Christmas time as the season of giving, but what does that really mean for Christians?

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What are you saving for?

By Catherine Durant | 18 October 2017 | Comments (3)

Until fairly recently, I’d never deeply considered the concept of long-term saving. The idea of having money sitting in a bank not being used seems strange to me...

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Uncomfortable hospitality

By Catherine Durant | 15 August 2017 | Comments (3)

40acts in Acts August challenge - a blog from Stewardship

The best hospitality I ever received was not comfortable.  In fact it was extremely uncomfortable.

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Praying for enemies?

By Catherine Durant | 20 July 2017 | Comments (2)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

“Actually, the best thing you could do would be to pray for her...”

 As a 7 year old, this was my introduction to the concept of praying for ‘enemies’. There was another child at school who had been continually nasty to me for no apparent reason. And whilst being comforted by my mum, this was the suggestion she’d made.

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The unaffected joy of true community

By Catherine Durant | 16 June 2017

Unaffected Joy - a blog from Stewardship

At the start of this week I knew I wanted to write about radical communities. What I didn’t know was that we’d have witnessed yet another devastating event with another community coming together through hope and generosity in the midst of horror and despair.

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When it comes to giving, where do you draw the line?

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2017 | Comments (4)

40acts in ACTS - a blog from Stewardship

Recently I was in a Bible study where the group was discussing homelessness.

One lady told how she was approached by a guy on the street for money, but asked what she could get him to drink instead.

She was slightly taken aback when he replied specifically, “A caramel macchiato.”

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40acts in ACTS: what to expect from the monthly challenge

By Catherine Durant | 26 April 2017

At the end of 40acts we’re often flooded with messages saying "I wish it happened all year round!" so this year we’re taking up the challenge with a plan to keep the generosity going for the rest of 2017 and right through to Lent 2018.

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